Human Rights Tribunal Rules that Miscarriage is a Disability

In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) found that the Applicant, who had suffered a miscarriage, had a disability within the meaning of the Human Rights Code (Code). While this decision has garnered much attention in the media, its potential significance for employers going forward may not result from the particular…

New and Evolving Issues in Disability Accommodation

The accommodation of disabilities is one of the most challenging aspects facing human resources professionals and in-house counsel for both employers and service providers. Ever-evolving jurisprudence, along with recent developments in legislation, have also imposed additional challenges, new obligations and in some cases require thinking “outside the box” as employers and service providers alike are faced with new and increasingly complex requests for accommodation.